(1972 - )
At age 14, Montreal-born Wolf Edwards began his musical apprenticeship by teaching himself to play electric guitar. Within a year he had started writing songs for politicized, marginalized punk rock groups, and he has been a member of the group Iskra since 2003. He has performed on more than 300 occassions with anarchist punk groups across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. In 1994, he began formal studies in classical music at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, after which he pursued studies in composition at the University of Victoria. To further his education Edwards relocated to Montréal in 2000, attending private lessons in compositional theory and analysis with composer Gilles Tremblay. His works have been performed by many Canadian ensembles, notably the ensemble of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, the Quatuor Molinari, the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal + (ECM+), the Aventa Ensemble, Sixtrum percussion ensemble and the Victoria Symphony, as well as ensembles outside of Canada including London's Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Surplus (Germany) and the Sofia Soloists of Bulgaria.